My Holiday to the Mystical Kingdom of Bhutan
Do you ever dream about discovering magical and mystical treasures in a place that not many people have heard of or even seen well I did just that in Bhutan! I booked a guided private tour to Bhutan, and it was fantastic from start to finish, I booked the holiday on a bit of a whim as I wanted to go on a different kind of holidays than just sand and sea and I got that in Bhutan. Located in Asia on the slopes of the magnificent Himalayas, it sits between the Tibet area of China and Sikkim. It’s the last Buddhist Kingdom in the world, and I found it to be paradise.
Punakha Dzong monastery in Bhutan
I found out about some of the most ancient monasteries in the world like Dzongs (which are fortresses) and some amazing temples where our tour guide showed us the fantastic sights and history of the area. The beautiful buildings and temples were great, but the locals were wonderful, and they made us feel very welcome. Don’t leave this area before you visit some of the most stunning, cultural and historical attractions in Bhutan. Here is an example of just a couple of some of the great attractions you can visit.
Wangduephodrang, Bhutan, Visitor of the Wangdue Tsechu, a well-known religious festival in Bhutan where the people come together..
Our Bhutan tour guide took us to the beautiful Paro Valley which had breathtaking scenery with traditional little houses scattered about the place. Then we went on to see the famous rice fields, wow that was an experience I won’t easily forget as we got the inside track from some of the workers.
This is certainly a place to be if you want a little peace and reflection as well, I found it gave me just that. One of the best memories I have is visiting the Taktsang Monastery also known as the Tigers Nest!! where we were lead you up the cliff to this fantastic sight then we found out it is also the unofficial symbol of Bhutan and is a sacred pilgrimage site.
Thimphu, Bhutan young Buddhist monks are sitting on a hill near the temple.
One of the tours we took was a pony trekking ride to these wooden tea house’s right on the ridge with some fantastic views and lovely tea. So it seems that Bhutan is well known for its rice and spices and especially chilies, we went to a famous restaurant where we were told to get your taste buds ready for the hot and spicy dishes. One of the dishes we tried were Ema Datshi, this is the national dish of Bhutan and it is made from chili and cheese luckily we told the waiter we did not want too much spice OMG it was HOT but anyone who travels here must try it.
I will never forget our Bhutan holiday or our lovely guides it was great from start to finish and I could not recommend it more.